Is this coop a good find?

Iluveggers

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We have been looking at buying a used coop for the spring (will build one of we can’t find one). Here is one we think might work. We have a time set to go look at it. I am confident that we can make any needed accommodations. They are refurbished prefabs built as one big coop, both parts 4x4. Please let me know of anything that looks like it is a bad idea. I already see I want new locks. These are the only pics I have, will take more when we get there if needed. Also, how do you suggest disinfecting a coop? Thanks for your advice & opinions.
 

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NatJ

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We have a time set to go look at it....They are refurbished prefabs built as one big coop, both parts 4x4. Please let me know of anything that looks like it is a bad idea.

Prefab coops are notorious for being flimsy, and built of materials that do not last very well.

So when you go look at it, I recommend paying special attention to how sturdy it is.
 

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Yes I am going to see what they used to reinforce it. But does the design look ok? If we need to reinforce with wood panels I have a few left over from a project. It’s under $200 so I don’t mind putting in a little work if needed.
 

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If you decide to buy it, and don't need much repair, still want to burn the budget?

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We were actually thinking of doing something similar! We want a huge run, since they will be contained most of the time and want a roof over the coop part at least! I worry about opening the wall that much though with the temperature here and no wind break. Maybe just the bottom and have the roosts above, or just the top & have the roosts below? Also I think they said they mounted the coop up on a board which means you are right about the wobbly leg. We have some extra wood we could wedge there to fix if needed.
 

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